Our Beliefs

WE BELIEVE THE HOLY SCRIPTURES are the written revelation of the will and the purpose of God as given to men inspired by the Holy Spirit and are the ultimate rule of faith and order in the church (11Timothy 3:16).

IN THE ONE GOD, all powerful, all knowing, all present Creator of all things seen and unseen who has revealed Himself in three distinct yet unified personalities: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Gen.1:1,2; John 1:1; John 1:14).

IN JESUS CHRIST, the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, truly God. He is the Redeemer, sent by God, who died as a ransom for our sins, was raised up from the grave in power, ascended into glory and now sits upon the right hand of God interceding for His Body-the Church (Matt.1:18-25; Matt.24:7,8; Luke 24:50; Heb.7:25).

WE BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT, is divinely given and has been sent to minister in the name of Jesus. He is the continuing presence of Christ in the earth. The Holy Spirit us Teacher, Comforter, Guide, Sustainer, Protector of the Church and dwells within for salvation, upon for empowerment and flows outward in irresistible witness of Jesus Christ (John14:15-17; John14:26; John16:5-16; Acts1:45;2:4).

WE BELIEVE IN THE BAPTISM OR INFILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT to empower believers to be strong, bold and effective witnesses for the gospel and that the speaking in tongues is one source of evidence of said baptism as well as the ability to speak boldly for the gospel (Acts 1:5-8; 10:46 ;11:28,19:6).

WE BELIEVE IT IS THE WILL OF GOD that all men and women be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit for power and victorious living (John14:17; John14:20; Romans10:9-10).

WE BELIEVE THAT THE SPIRIT OF THE BELIEVER WHO DIES IN CHRIST IMMEDIATELY GOES TO BE WITH THE LORD Ecclesiastes 12:7; Luke 23:42, 43; 1 Corinthians 5:8).

WE BELIEVE THAT SPIRITUAL GIFTS are given to the body of Christ in order to empower believers to witness, work and worship God in a manner that allows for transformation to occur in the world (1Corinthians 12:1-11).

WE BELIEVE IN WATER BAPTISM BY IMMERSION as a sign of obedience and regeneration. It is symbolic of the believer's burial with Christ and resurrection into the newness of life (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 10:47-48; Colossians 2:11, 12).

WE BELIEVE IN THE ORDINANCE OF THE LORD'S SUPPER as a sign of a continuing remembrance of the suffering and the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ "until he comes" (John 6:48, 55, 53-57; Luke 22:19-20; 1Corinthians 11:23-34).

WE BELIEVE IN SANCTIFICATION as a separation from that which is evil and of a dedication unto God. (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23). The scriptures teach a life of "Holiness without which no man shall see the Lord." (Hebrews 12:14). By the power of the Holy Spirit we are indeed able to obey the command, "Be Ye Holy for I Am Holy" (1 Peter 1:15, 16). Sanctification is realized in the life of every believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in his death and resurrection and by faith reckoning daily on the fact that union and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11, 13:8:1,2: Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12:13).

WE BELIEVE IN DIVINE HEALING for deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement and is the privilege of all believers. The ministration of the laying on of hands accompanied with the anointing of oil for the healing of the sick as directed by the Holy Scriptures (Isaiah 53:4, 5: Matthew 8:16,17; Mark 16:17, 18; James 5:14,15).

WE BELIEVE IN FELLOWSHIPPING with those of like faith and practice (Psalm 133; Acts 2:42).

WE BELIEVE THERE SHALL BE A BODILY RESURRECTION of the believer and the unbeliever (Romans 2:5-11).

WE BELIEVE IN THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH AND THE PERSONAL, VISIBLE AND IMMINENT RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST (Matthew 24:30-31).